"Fossies" - the Fresh Open Source Software Archive

Member "fdupes-2.1.2/README" (12 Aug 2020, 5098 Bytes) of package /linux/privat/fdupes-2.1.2.tar.gz:


As a special service "Fossies" has tried to format the requested text file into HTML format (style: standard) with prefixed line numbers. Alternatively you can here view or download the uninterpreted source code file. See also the last Fossies "Diffs" side-by-side code changes report for "README": 2.0.0_vs_2.1.0.

    1 Introduction
    2 --------------------------------------------------------------------
    3 FDUPES is a program for identifying duplicate files residing
    4 within specified directories. 
    5 
    6 
    7 Usage
    8 --------------------------------------------------------------------
    9 Usage: fdupes [options] DIRECTORY...
   10 
   11  -r --recurse     	for every directory given follow subdirectories
   12                   	encountered within
   13  -R --recurse:    	for each directory given after this option follow
   14                   	subdirectories encountered within (note the ':' at
   15                   	the end of the option, manpage for more details)
   16  -s --symlinks    	follow symlinks
   17  -H --hardlinks   	normally, when two or more files point to the same
   18                   	disk area they are treated as non-duplicates; this
   19                   	option will change this behavior
   20  -G --minsize=SIZE	consider only files greater than or equal to SIZE in bytes
   21  -L --maxsize=SIZE	consider only files less than or equal to SIZE in bytes
   22  -n --noempty     	exclude zero-length files from consideration
   23  -A --nohidden    	exclude hidden files from consideration
   24  -f --omitfirst   	omit the first file in each set of matches
   25  -1 --sameline    	list each set of matches on a single line
   26  -S --size        	show size of duplicate files
   27  -t --time        	show modification time of duplicate files
   28  -m --summarize   	summarize dupe information
   29  -q --quiet       	hide progress indicator
   30  -d --delete      	prompt user for files to preserve and delete all
   31                   	others; important: under particular circumstances,
   32                   	data may be lost when using this option together
   33                   	with -s or --symlinks, or when specifying a
   34                   	particular directory more than once; refer to the
   35                   	fdupes documentation for additional information
   36  -P --plain       	with --delete, use line-based prompt (as with older
   37                   	versions of fdupes) instead of screen-mode interface
   38  -N --noprompt    	together with --delete, preserve the first file in
   39                   	each set of duplicates and delete the rest without
   40                   	prompting the user
   41  -I --immediate   	delete duplicates as they are encountered, without
   42                   	grouping into sets; implies --noprompt
   43  -p --permissions 	don't consider files with different owner/group or
   44                   	permission bits as duplicates
   45  -o --order=BY    	select sort order for output and deleting; by file
   46                   	modification time (BY='time'; default), status
   47                   	change time (BY='ctime'), or filename (BY='name')
   48  -i --reverse     	reverse order while sorting
   49  -l --log=LOGFILE 	log file deletion choices to LOGFILE
   50  -v --version     	display fdupes version
   51  -h --help        	display this help message
   52 
   53 Unless -1 or --sameline is specified, duplicate files are listed 
   54 together in groups, each file displayed on a separate line. The
   55 groups are then separated from each other by blank lines.
   56 
   57 When -1 or --sameline is specified, spaces and backslash characters (\) 
   58 appearing in a filename are preceded by a backslash character. For
   59 instance, "with spaces" becomes "with\ spaces".
   60 
   61 When using -d or --delete, care should be taken to insure against
   62 accidental data loss. While no information will be immediately
   63 lost, using this option together with -s or --symlink can lead 
   64 to confusing information being presented to the user when prompted
   65 for files to preserve. Specifically, a user could accidentally
   66 preserve a symlink while deleting the file it points to. A similar
   67 problem arises when specifying a particular directory more than 
   68 once. All files within that directory will be listed as their own
   69 duplicates, leading to data loss should a user preserve a file 
   70 without its "duplicate" (the file itself!).
   71 
   72 
   73 Contact Information for Adrian Lopez
   74 --------------------------------------------------------------------
   75 email: adrian2@caribe.net
   76 
   77 
   78 Legal Information
   79 --------------------------------------------------------------------
   80 FDUPES Copyright (c) 1999-2019 Adrian Lopez
   81 
   82 Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person
   83 obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files
   84 (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction,
   85 including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge,
   86 publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software,
   87 and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so,
   88 subject to the following conditions:
   89 
   90 The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
   91 included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
   92 
   93 THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS 
   94 OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF 
   95 MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. 
   96 IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY 
   97 CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, 
   98 TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE 
   99 SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.